Breaking News: Belgrade joins Dialogue Cafe Network! 0 Reply



In the framework of a cooperation agreement established between United Nations Associations of Serbia and the Dialogue Café Association, the opening of two new Dialogue Cafe in Serbia (Belgrade and Subotica) are planned to be open in Serbia further to the one that is already operational in Novi Pazar. Thanks to this amazing partnership, the Dialogue Cafe network will be strengthen as a whole and its serbian leg consolidated. Dialogue Café is based on the radical but simple idea that people have many things in common and given the opportunity, they will explore their common interests, sparking collaborations and stimulating ideas that address the major issues of today. These kinds of conversations and collaborations can lead to new ways of thinking and doing: they can empower individuals and communities, break down prejudice and misconceptions and promote greater understanding and co-operation across cultures.

Dialogue CafĂ© is a low cost, low carbon solution to the challenge of connecting people who want to share and collaborate for common interests in other parts of the world. It also provides a unique experience. The technology we use at Dialogue CafĂ©, TelePresence, links people through life-size high definition video and sound, allowing them to talk and meet in a context that is as ‘real’ as possible despite being located on different sides of the world. As such, Dialogue CafĂ© plays a role as a bridge to the rest of the world: it enables local hosts, and local civil society groups, to share their work, knowledge and ideas and learn from others from around the world.

The Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade will take place next 13th December 2016 from 15h to 17h London time. The event will include two parts: firstly, the official opening of DC Belgrade; secondly, a session on “Interethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation – the importance of respecting human rights“.

Programme – Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade – From 15h to 15h45 London time:

Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA Serbia DC Team

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Portugal): Ms. Helena Barroco (Executive Director a.i. of Dialogue Café Association and Diplomatic Adviser to former President of Portugal, Mr Jorge Sampaio).

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Serbia): Mr. Milorad Kondic, President of the UNA Serbia, HE Irena Vojackova Solorano, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, HE Dragan Zupanjevac, Ambassador in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of the UN and Mr. Nikola Rajicic, Deputy Director, Belgrade Youth office, City of Belgrade.

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Serbia): Ms. Hana Salihagic, Mair Office, Mr. Mirsad Jusufovic, City Council and Mr. Dzemaludin Paucinac, Director of Youth Office of Novi Pazar

Participants from Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança) will also take part in this event.

Programme – Session on “Interethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation – the importance of respecting human rights“ – From 15h45 to 17h00 London time

Valuing diversity and building open, inclusive and tolerant societies are major challenges of our times. How can we communicate across differences and manage “cultural distances”? How can we develop further “cultural literacy” as well as increase the capacity to negociate and mediate differences? What are the skills needed to manage well differences and conflict and to generate cross-cultural creativity?

Moderator: Mr. Aleksandar Bojić, UNA Serbia DC Team

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Portugal): Mr. Nelson Lage, Fondation for the Alliance of Civilisations, Ms. Rocio Cervera, Deputy Executive Director of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, Ms. Cristina Milagre, Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, Portuguese High Commission for Migration (ACM), Ms. Marta Mucznik, PCS – Platform for Sustainable Growth

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Serbia): PhD Milos Hrnjaz, Professor at the Faculty of programme or contact us.

Participants from Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança)  will also take part in this event.

Join us and share with us this amazing moment for Dialogue Cafe Network!








Human Rights in XXI Century – Human Rights of Refugees 0 Reply

In the framework of the International Conference on “Human Rights in the challenging 21st century: Globalizing Dignity”, (09 – 10 May) which has been curated by Mr. Viriato Soromenho-Marques and organized by the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Embassies of Austria and the United States America; Dialogue CafĂ© Association will organise a side event on Human Rights in XXI Century – Human Rights of Refugees on 09 May 2016 from 15h to 16h30 (London time).



The aim of this global conversation is to discuss issues relating to Human Rights in a complex world, where vulnerable groups as Refugees and Migrants communities are facing challenges on their daily life and not respected as human beings.

What kind of change can we promote in order to fight against discrimination? What about if we were able to provide them with access to their rights as well as better opportunities for a peaceful life? How young generations can overcome the challenge of discrimination, ensure their access to human rights, and become contributors to the promotion of the inclusion of these communities?

Venues: Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Room 3 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Dialogue CafĂ© Florence (Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Italy) and Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro (University CĂĄndido Mendes – UCAM)

Target audience: experts, civil society organisations, decision makers, and young people keen on Human Rights, refugees and migrants.

Download the the latest version of the programme.

For more information, contact the Dialogue Café Association.

Join us in this global conversation and share with us your thoughts,

your ideas and your vision of the future!




Save the Date! 0 Reply

2015 has been a great year for Dialogue Cafe Network and we will continue working hard in order to create more bridges for Dialogue and Sharing Experiences!


Find here the updated calendar of activities (sep2015-jan2016).

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April: Welcoming Novi Pazar and Evora, and much more! 0 Reply

April was an special month for Dialogue Cafe Network.


Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2'15

Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2’15


April was an important month for Dialogue Cafe Network because DC Novi Pazar (Serbia) and DC Évora (Portugal) joined us and strengthened our global dimension.

Dialogue Cafe has now more than 2000 friends on facebook, a very important achievement for our network. We are very grateful for this support.

The cycle of sessions on changing journalism, changing societies was lauched and we talked about journalism and censorship nowadays (24 April), an important issue if we take into account the findings of the last world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders.

Dialogue Cafe also shared initiatives on how to better integrate minorities, in particular the roma community and improve community cohesion (27 April), a common challenge our societies face around the world.

Moreover, in partnersip with the Association Sorrir (Portugal) we smiled and talked about happiness to celebrate the International Day of Smile (28 April). A follow-up training will be developed during the second semester in order to organise a DC Smile Dance.

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

We would like to thank all the partners and participants who joined us and debated with us.

Thank You!





Save the Date! – Dialogue CafĂ© Activities in April 0 Reply


DC Calendar of Activities - April 2015

DC Calendar of Activities – April 2015

Kindly find attached our DC – Calendar of activities 2015 – April. For more information, contact us at: info at

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29